Children of the New World

Children of the New World

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Book - 2016
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Introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In "The Cartographers," the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In "Saying Goodbye to Yang," the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250098993
1250098998
Branch Call Number: WEINSTEIN A
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm

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Miranda_Ericsson Aug 06, 2017

4.5. Fantastic collection of stories. Darkly prophetic. If you are a fan of the series Black Mirror, or the writing of Nancy Kress or Kij Johnson, you should give this book a try. There are stories in this collection that stuck in my head for days, forcing me to turn over new ideas and consider n... Read More »


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Miranda_Ericsson Aug 06, 2017

4.5. Fantastic collection of stories. Darkly prophetic. If you are a fan of the series Black Mirror, or the writing of Nancy Kress or Kij Johnson, you should give this book a try. There are stories in this collection that stuck in my head for days, forcing me to turn over new ideas and consider new perspectives. These are the sort of stories that I aspire to write after reading about the next big tech in Discover, or seeing another dire prediction for our planet. I'll be returning to this collection for inspiration, for sure.

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